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Destination Art on Exhibit

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of acrylic paintings by artist Sherry Marger, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. The exhibit, titled “Destination Art,” features 24 paintings inspired by travel destinations, including colorful landscapes of the Netherland, Italy, and Germany, as well as several paintings of Newport Beach’s Back Bay and Crystal Cove.

                   Sherry Marger is an acrylic landscape painter, born in New York City, raised in New Jersey.  She now lives in Orange County.  As a youngster, never having been to an airport or on an airplane, little did she suspect that in the future she would be able to fly to far off places of more interest and experience firsthand the astounding beauty that awaited her. She studied computer graphics and majored in Art Education in college, developing skills for representational artwork over the years by teaching others and observing the artists around her.

                   According to Sherry, “It wasn’t until much later in life, when I started traveling that I began to paint more seriously. Traveling became my inspiration.”  Sherry works in an impressionistic style with acrylic paints. She is primarily a studio artist who takes photos and creates plein air watercolor sketches on location to lay the groundwork for the finished paintings done later in acrylic on canvas or paper.

                   The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours, November 4, 2019 through January 3, 2020. For more information about cultural arts programs in the City of Newport Beach, go to the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at

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